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payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's nancy loo has been following the story and joins us live outside the woman's home in the south shore neighborhood. >> reporter: well, as you might guess, this incident is the talk of the neighborhood and residents are split. some are siding with the woman who open fire on two yuck children while other -- young children and others say she took things too far. regardless, chicago police are siding with her. the 68-year-old elderly widow who lived alone in this small home is staying behind closed doors today. and through a friend she is requesting privacy. >> she is emotionally distraught. she doesn't want to talk. she wants to try to find a way to take care of the damage that the children caused. >> indeed, windows are broken and loose bricks are on her property. she told police the 12 and 13- year-old boys now charged had broken her windows and returned later to throw bricks at her. that's when she pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old in the arm. neighbors say the same boys had b
. >>> officials with the rta predict it will cost you more to use public transportation next year. the rta says there will nobody major expansion of chicago's transit system for many years. and fare increases will be necessary to keep existing system running. the red line expansion and metro line improvements are on hold. the state owes the rta $300 million this year. so in an agreement to free spare is to years is void unless funding comes through. >>> mayor daley must submit a new city budget plan next month. tonight he will host the last of three public hearings on that budget. the city faces a deficit of more than $600 million. the mayor plans to take suggestions and questions tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the north grand high school gymnasium that's at 4338 west avenue. >>> the bear's say there is one pro-- the mayor's wife say there is one program that will remain. maggie daley celebrating 20 years of her program after school matters. it helps chicago children by teaching them job skills and introducing them to the arts. as for her husband's decision to retire from city hall, maggie daley says
here who are watching us around the country on wgn america. federal investigators have been watching hassoun for a year and a half. as wgn's jay miller reports, some of his albany park neighbors are stunned by the news after the arrest. >> reporter: people here in the 4700 block of north kedzie are in absolute shock. they say 22-year-old sami samir hassoun seemed like a normal guy. they say he was a nice guy. however, federal officials say he had a dark side and a deadly plan. one that included killing mayor daley. >> i was in shock. i could never expect that from him. he didn't look like that kind of a man. >>> eva works a few doors down from this man. 22-year-old sami samir hassoun who was arrested saturday in wrigleyville after allegedly plotting to set off a bomb as hundreds left the packed rock concert just after midnight. >> he didn't look like that kind of a person. >> reporter: but according to the fbi, he was that kind of person. officials say a year long investigation says he had plans to blow up willis tower. set off car bombs around the city and kill mayor daley so an ass
afternoon, i'm steve sanders. >> i'm allison payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's julian crews is live at police headquarters with more on the march. julian? >> reporter: good afternoon. the protest just ended a short while ago having lasted less than two hours. now mayor richard m. daley is on the record supporting his police superintendent, but the mayor's recent decision to step aside leaves jody weis in limbo with his contract set to expire in a growing number of people clamoring for his resignation. >> some people better rise up to the occasion and start talking to mayor daley and say, listen what we are doing is not working. >> this isn't good for us and not for the citizens of chicago. >> we need to begin the search now for the new superintendent. this superintendent's contract is up on february 1. we shouldn't be wasting time until the last moment. >> harsh word for a vulnerable jody weis. embattled police superintendent is hearing it from all sides from chicago aldermen urging him to resign and from rank and file patrolmen
on the southwest side of the city with that story for us. >>> good afternoon. the superintendent of police says despite all of the speculation, that he has to remain focused on doing his job. now, at a dedication here at new calmica academy on the southwest side, mayor richard m. daley defended weis' performance and defended his superintendent saying that he is doing a good job. now the "sun-times" report says that weis knows his days are numbered. >> i don't know who is spreading that rumor. you get a lot of blah spread every day. this man came in and did the job that was necessary. in regards to another generation of young men and women in the police department and the caps program and everything else that he has done. he has done a very, very good job and i'm proud i appointed him. >> with superintendent jody weis in attendance, the mayor praised the head of the chicago police department who faces labor trouble, a disheartened police force set to march in protest to headquarters and controversy over a recent meeting with gang leaders. weis drew fire from critics who say that his face to face
offered to buy a u.s. senate seat while apologizing about a relationship he had with a washington, d.c., restaurant hostess. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. >> and i'm allison payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. >>> wgn's julian crews is live outside the congressman's southeast side home with more on the fallout. >> reporter: good afternoon. congressman jesse jackson, jr., clearly in no rush to answer reporter's questions. there is no sign of him here at his south shore home. he said to be en route in his washington, d.c., office. yesterday in a written statement, the congressman said that the allegations the smith seat allegations are nothing new. he continues to deny that he offered campaign cash to then governor rod blagojevich. all in exchange for the vacant senate seat. but revelations about a washington, d.c., cigar and martini whoitous are almost overshadowing the other allegations. new photographs surfacing of a part time model. a "sun-times" report says jackson asked a businessman and contributor to pay for two plane ticket
nearby. >>> we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's robert jordan is live in evanston with the top story today. >> reporter: thank you. this all began with an explosion at about 3:56 this morning in evanston. the police descended on the park here near the nichols school. they were unable to pinpoint the location of that explosion. but a person who was in the area was out walking his dog. he says he is not usually up that early in the morning. but the dog woke him and that's with a caused him to get up and take him out at that time. >> my dog woke me up. maybe a little before 4:00 this morning. loud boom. shook the windows and everything. >> reporter: the explosion jarred the sleeping neighborhood around 4:00 in the morning. almost an hour later dale wyatt was walking his dog buddha in the park near nichols school. then the dog began to pull at his leash. >> and i thought he was chasing a rabbit because he was determined and we got about 15 feet away and i could smell but like something. and i got closer and honestly i thought it was a mannequ
us around the country on wgn america. and we begin with some breaking news. former president jimmie carter has been hospitalized. according to the associated press, president carter experienced an unknown health issue on a flight to cleveland. he had been transferred to metro health hospital in cleveland or has been. no word on his condition. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> our other top story, she was disfigured by an acid attack two years ago. today she is ready to face her accused attackers in court. >>> wgn's muriel clair is live at cook county criminal court with that story. >> reporter: good afternoon. acid victim espiranza medina is in the courthouse. she is waiting to be called into the courtroom. she in earlier interviews this week promised she would wear a black dress. a black sleeveless dress and she is wearing one with cut low in the back and cut low in the front. so that her scars are in full display for the two women who allegedly planned the assault on her that caused her to be disfigured for life. espiranza medina is the prosecution's
are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's judy wang is live in roseland with our top story. >> good afternoon. michael pierce's family says that they had a shotgun in the house for protection. they purchased it legally and had it locked up. the boys found the key. pierce's 14-year-old brother remains in custody. >> we were going to miss michael. michael was blessing to us for 12 years. we don't know how we will make it without him. >> reporter: michael pierce's family adopted him when he was four months old. his mother found him in the family's home on east 130 place last night. the 12-year-old was lying at bottom of the basement stairs with gunshot wounds to his head. pierce was pronounced dead about half hour after he was found. investigators say the evidence suggests this shooting was an accident. no charges have been filed. >> it had to be because they were like twins. they was -- when you saw one, you saw the other. they ran, played back and forth, up and down the block with rollers. whether those roller skates -- just fun kids. >> saw them last week sitting on the por
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